The air is getting colder, but the stories in the latest issue of Collision Repair magazine are HOT! Check out this issue, fresh off the presses, featuring industry event coverage galore (see if you can spot yourself in our pics)—plus electric vehicle repair insights from across Canada, photos from inside SATA’s headquarters and factory; tips for staff tooling and much, much more.


By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine


On insurer and repairer reluctancies

“The era of a Goldilocks-style approach to negotiations, where
we strive to find the perfect middle ground between estimates and supplements, has outlived its usefulness.”


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3M™ RepairStack™ Performance SolutionsThe

Unlock more opportunities for profit with 3M’s advanced hardware and software system – 3M™ RepairStack™. This integrated and automated solution offers universal inventory management, streamlined blueprinting and billing, and real-time business performance analysis. Multiple customization options will help you easily incorporate 3M™ RepairStack™ into your existing body shop processes and management systems. Take your business to the next level with 3M, established leaders in the collision repair market, and learn more today.

Learn more at www.3m.com/3M/en_US/collision-repair-us/featured-products/repairstack

Mirka® ANGOS cordless grinding tool

The unique Mirka ANGOS is the first battery-powered grinding tool from Mirka. It can be used with a variety of accessories in grinding and sanding metal, cleaning after welding, surface conditioning, cutting, deburring and paint removal. Mirka ANGOS answers some of the most pressing needs in panel beating and bodywork where bigger tools can’t go. Free yourself from cables and hoses and focus on getting the work done faster.

For more information visit www.mirka.com/en-CA/mirka-angos

Cromax® EZ

Easy to mix. Easy to match. Easy to apply. Cromax® EZ is a waterborne basecoat system that makes life simpler-without compromising the integrity of your craft. It’s easy to mix. Easy to match. Easy to apply. With less material consumption and essentially no flash time between basecoat and clearcoat, Cromax® EZ is designed to deliver better coverage and speed than competitive waterborne systems. It’s not just better for your customers, it’s better for your bottom line.

Visit Axalta website: https://www.axalta.com/ca/en_CA.html

asTech All-In-One

The asTech All-In-One is a comprehensive tablet-based solution with an intuitive touch screen, as well as robust local and remote capabilities, allowing for OEM and OEM-compatible diagnostics, ADAS calibrations, and parts programming on a vehicle. With the All-In-One, users can scan using 1,000+ remote OEM and local OEM-compatible diagnostic tools; conduct remote and local calibrations, initializations, and parts programming; access 400+ certified technicians, as well as local OEM-compatible pre- and post-scan reports. Even better, all scans are backed by the asTech warranty. https://astech.com/repairify-announcesnew- astech-all-in-one-for-diagnostics-calibrations-and-programming

Gensco’s Latest Addition: The IBQ-4T

IBQ-4T is an innovative vehicle depollution system that promises remarkable efficiency and greater fluid recovery, stands out for its ability to effortlessly separate and store fluids. Fuel and diesel are easily assessed for quality and directed to the appropriate storage tank at the flip of a switch. A five-hose drainage system with dedicated pumps ensure the integrity of recovered fluids. The inclusion of an automated fuel-tank punch drill not only provides safer procedures but also reduces labor intensity and boosts operational speed. Visit genscoequip.com or call (888) 444-8815 to learn more!

Spanesi® Touch Electronic Measuring System

The Spanesi® Touch electronic measuring system allows technicians, estimators, and damage analysis professionals to perform vehicle measurements quickly and accurately. The Touch measures the upper body, underbody, bodyside openings, and mechanical parts. Comprehensive pre-repair and post-repair documentation ensure that collision repair facilities have the information necessary to prove completed repairs meet OEM specifications. Fast and easy setup gets your technician measuring vehicle damage quickly and efficiently with the WinTouch software’s intuitive and straightforward interface.

For more product information visit www.spanesi-americas.com.

Equalizer PowerPump

Equalizer Industry’s Equalizer PowerPump eliminates the need for manual pumping of your Visual Vacuum Cups or Wood’s Powr-Grip Vacuum Cups, according to the company. Simply replace the original plunger in your existing cup with the PowerPump, press the button and let your cup automatically draw down. The PowerPump is designed for a minimum 5 hours of constant run time and can be used as a manual pump if your battery needs to be recharged. Includes 1 USB-C charging cord.

For more information visit equalizer.com/powerpump-2

CAMAUTO Premium Elite Cart

CAMAUTO Premium Elite Cart is a heavy duty, mobile cart that helps you carry all your PDR and GPR tools. Equipped with a drawer, and with a steel tab organizer top for better tools and tabs organization, and with two foldable trays, that can be used as a side table, and that can be bent for a better storage space.

Visit this link to see what is included in the cart, https://camautopro.com/en/products/camauto-pro/mobile-carts/41/premium-elite-loaded-cart


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